Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tips for Treating Anxiety Naturally



Anxiety can feel overwhelming.  I have struggled with it for years myself, and it wasn’t until my thirties that I was able to get it under control.  When I was in my twenties I took prescription medicine for it but they were full of side effects as well.  Now, I treat my anxiety naturally.  Here are some tips and strategies that can help you to treat anxiety naturally as well.


Bach Rescue Remedy
Bach Rescue Remedy is a natural anxiety medicine, as it is a blend of five Bach Flower Remedies, impatiens, Star of Bethlehem, Cherry Plum, Rock Rose, and clematis.  Bach Rescue Remedy is available in a spray, drops, gum, and pearls.  There are also versions that are made for pets and kids. 
Many who use Back Rescue Remedy for anxiety carry it with them, it is easy to slip into your purse, and use it when they start to feel anxious.  It is fast acting, so relief comes quickly.

Exercise
Exercise, can lift your spirits tremendously, as it increases your mood and overall well-being.  Walking and doing cardio are great ways to help reduce your anxiety symptoms as vigorous exercise helps alleviate symptoms for several hours.  Yoga is also a good exercise for those suffering with anxiety as it is relaxing, and can help you learn to focus on breathing. 


Lavender Lemonade
Research has proven that lavender can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.  Lavender Lemonade is a great way to introduce lavender to your body to help treat anxiety and depression naturally.  You can find a great recipe for Lavender Lemonade by visiting Complete Health and Happiness.


Memorize Bible Verses
Sometimes with anxiety, it is hard to focus on anything, and anxiety can take over our minds.  But focusing on something other than what I am anxious over is often just what I need to calm myself down.  Memorizing Bible verses can be a great way to give yourself something to focus your mind on when you are feeling anxious.

Some of my favorite Bible verses for this are:

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind.”  
2 Timothy 1:7

“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you at the proper time, casting all of your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”  1 Peter 5:6-7

“When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.”  Pslam 94:19

Nourish Your Adrenal Glands
During times of high stress and anxiety it is important to nourish your adrenal glands.  Herbs that will nourish your adrenal glands include B vitamins, Holy Basil, Gotu Kola, and Rhodiola.
 
Magnesium
Stress and anxiety can cause you to use more magnesium.  Upping your magnesium intake, and taking a magnesium supplement can help to replenish your magnesium levels, and help reduce your anxiety symptoms.

Breathing Exercises
During an anxiety or panic attack focusing on your breathing can help to reduce your symptoms.  When you feel an attack starting, or in the middle of the attack, begin by breathing in for 5 seconds, hold it for 4 seconds, and then exhaling for 8-10 seconds.  Repeat this exercise while focusing on your breathing until your attack subsides.

Eliminate Caffeine
For many caffeine can be a trigger of anxiety and panic attacks.  Eliminating caffeine has been a huge help for many who find that without caffeine their anxiety subsides.


Note:  While these suggestions here are meant to help you treat anxiety naturally it is not meant to be a substitute for medical advice.  

3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing the useful tips on how treating anxiety naturally. Please keep sharing the more informative posts in future as well.

    Regards,

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  2. Great tips, Thanks for the article. Anxiety is a state of intense fear, uncertainty, uneasiness, or apprehension due to anticipation of an imagined or real threatening future event. Anxiety can be both physically and psychologically devastating to the Anxiety sufferer's life.

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